Cassy Small My husband and I have enough to disagree on. Whose turn is it to do the dishes? Big Brother or Masterchef? However lately it’s the decision of whether or not to have another baby that is causing the most trouble.
Sandra G Boodman and staff writers Allison had severe pain in her tailbone and hip, was in agony once a month, and had no appetite. But doctors had no idea about what the 16-year-old's body was hiding.
AAP and staff writers A new study that shows a link between taking folate around the time of conception and a reduced chance of severe autism could have implications for other brain disorders, such as schizophrenia.
Melody McCabe I’m generally a pretty positive person, but I’m battling with my infertility. It was time I saw a counsellor about how I was coping - or not coping - with it all.
COSIMA MARRINER We speak to mothers in their 20s, 30s and 40s to find out the answer.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A Danish travel company has come up with a unique way to tackle their nation's falling fertility rate.
NEDAHL STELIO Welcome to an egg-freezing party, where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is openly discussed.
LINDSAY MURDOCH Thailand's surrogacy industry has been thrown into the spotlight by the tragic case of six-month-old baby Gammy, whose Australian parents refused to take him after they discovered he had Down syndrome.
LETITIA ROWLANDS For one in five infertile couples, the reason for the failure to conceive is male infertility. Recent studies have suggested mobile phones and cannabis use are two factors which could damage a man's chances of becoming a dad.
Sarah Dingle was in her late 20s when she learnt she had been conceived using a sperm donor. Shock gave way to disbelief when she discovered there's no way of finding out who her biological father really is.
Leah McLennan Despite the fact 12,000 Australian babies are born thanks to IVF each year, many women still feel there is a social stigma attached to the fertility treatment. Experts say it is time for this attitude to change.
LETITIA ROWLANDS For people struggling to become parents IVF can be a blessing, but it's also a costly process. Now a new clinic is offering cut-price treatment.
Melody McCabe When a couple is desperate to become parents but are faced with disappointment month after month, anything which might help them is welcome. But can meditation really assist with fertility?
LETITIA ROWLANDS Lorraine Donakey thought she might never become a mum after six miscarriages. But after undergoing a new treatment which involves the use of a substance containing egg yolk, she now has a healthy baby girl.
Paula Goodyer Acupuncture has a mysterious but positive influence on a range of hormonal problems, including polycystic ovary syndrome and the hot flushes of menopause.
Dennis Green The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.
Patricia Fronkek At first glance, Australia’s changes to intercountry adoption sound fair. But there are too many unanswered questions about this reform agenda.
Patricia Fronek Tony Abbott has vowed to make intercountry adoption cheaper, faster, and easier. But will this really be a good thing for the children who are being adopted?
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